Blackburn Kube motor lead disconnects

Blackburn Kube motor lead disconnects, from Thomas & Betts, give your technicians a fast, snap-together connection that makes changing electric motors quicker and cleaner, the company says. “When you have a motor burn out, you need to change it quickly,” says Derek Stine, a technical service representative for Thomas & Betts. “It really makes it…more


Paint Protection System and the Polishing System

You can help your customers avoid costly paint jobs or protect the finish of their newly painted boats with the Paint Protection System and the Polishing System from Sea-Shield. The latter includes three products for paint and gelcoat exterior-surface restoration: Heavy Cut No. 1, Cut and Polish No. 2 and Swirl Remover No. 3. The…more


Powering the future

The industry’s propulsion market is experiencing a resurgence in next-generation product development Don’t be fooled by the paucity of new outboard models at this year’s Miami International Boat Show — there’s actually a lot going on in the outboard field and the broader propulsion industry. Engine and helm equipment companies are busy developing systems that…more

Mercury, Cummins part ways

With the termination of their 10-year joint business venture, Mercury Marine and Cummins will separately conduct all of the business activities of the former Cummins MerCruiser Diesel. MERCURY DIESEL QSD 2.0L (170 hp) 2.8L (220 hp) 4.2L (350 hp) TDI (manufactured by Volkswagen) 1.9L (60 hp) 3.0L (265 hp) 4.2L (350 hp) CUMMINS INC. For…more


Sun shines on the Palm Beach show

Organizers report healthy increases in attendance, boats displayed and exhibitor revenue Signs of better times for the industry continued this spring with a successful Palm Beach International Boat Show. Ticket sales at the March 22-25 show increased 6 percent from last year, according to Show Management, organizers of the event. Exhibitor revenue rose 5 percent.…more


On the docks, more spring in their step

Signs from recent boat shows indicate that more serious buyers  are crowding out window shoppers as the economy gets stronger At the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III was talking to the CEO of a European builder of yachts from 60 to 100 feet. “Halfway through the show I asked…more

Safe-CO generator

Westerbeke says its Safe-CO model 3.5 SBCG low-carbon monoxide gasoline generator is the most compact 3.5-kW gasoline generator on the marine market. Weighing 188 pounds, it produces 17 percent more power than its predecessor, the carbureted 3-kW, 3.0 BCG. The multiport electronically fuel-injected 3.5 SBCG (27 by 16.9 by 7.7 inches) is built around a…more

Grieve walk-in oven

The Grieve No. 850 is a 500-degree, electrically heated walk-in oven made by the Illinois-based Grieve Corp. for curing composite parts. Superalloy-sheathed 80-kW tubular elements heat the oven chamber (6 by 10 by 6-1/2 feet) while a 10,000-CFM (cubic feet per minute) 7.5-hp recirculating blower distributes horizontal airflow. The unit has 4-inch insulated walls, an…more

Electro Scan

Raritan has introduced a waste treatment system for boats to 65 feet — the Electro Scan, a Coast Guard-certified Type 1 marine sanitation device. The unit, which can be used with manual or electric heads, records each treatment cycle and stores information that can be shown on the LCD or downloaded to a PC. Using…more


Innovation Awards: lots of ‘cool new stuff’

More entries that focused on electronics and safety impressed the judges in Miami Entries in the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s annual Miami Innovation Awards competition doubled from last year, with electronics and safety categories leading the way. “In this current economic climate it was surprising how many entries there were,” says judge Lenny Rudow, boat…more

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